Professor Chennupati Jagadish

Jagadish, Chennupati profile
Position Distinguished Professor
Department Electronic Materials Engineering
Research group Semiconductor optoelectronics and nanotechnology group
Office phone (02) 612 50363
Office Physics New 3 07
Curriculum vitae Jagadish CV (177KB PDF)
Publication list Jagadish publication list (571KB PDF)


Jagadish received the B.Sc. degree from Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India in 1977, the M.Sc(Tech) degree from Andhra University, Waltair, India in 1980 and the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Delhi, India in 1982 and 1986, respectively. He was a Lecturer in Physics and Electronics at Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, during 1985-88 and worked at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, during 1988-90 as a post-doctoral research fellow. He moved to Australia in 1990 and established a major research program in the field of optoelectronics and nanotechnology. He is currently a Distinguished Professor and Head of Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group in the Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics, the Australian National University. He was the Founding Director of Australian National Fabrication Facility, ACT node (2007-March 2020) and Convenor of the Australian Nanotechnology Network.  He holds honorary positions at  IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, National Taiwan University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu; University of Tokyo, Anna University, Mangalore University, ICT Mumbai, Hefei University of Technology, Taoyuan University of Technology, Nanjing University  and Oxford University.   He has served as Vice-President and Secretary Physical Sciences of the Australian Academy Science during 2012-2016.  He has served as  as President of Australian Materials Research Society (2016-19) and President of IEEE Photonics Society (2018, 2019).  His research interests include compound semiconductor optoelectronics, nanotechnology, photovoltaics and neuroscience and neurotechnology.

Jagadish is a winner of 2000 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (USA) (IEEE) Third Millennium Medal and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) and IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS). He has published more than 1000+ research papers (740+ journal papers), holds 6 US patents, co-authored a book, co-edited 15 books, guest edited 20 special issues of journals and edited 12 conference proceedings. Jagadish has served as President of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council  (2008 and 2009), Vice-President (Publications) of NTC (2004-2005), President-Elect of NTC (2007), Past-President (2010-2011) and Vice-President (Membership and Regional Activities- Asia-Pacific) of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (2006 and 2007) and Vice-President (Finance and Administration) of IEEE Photonics Society (2012-14). He served as an elected member of EDS AdCom (1999-2004), and as Chair of Optoelectronic Devices Technical Committee of EDS (1998-2003) and Vice-President (Publications) of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (2004-2005). He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society, the Optical Society of America, the Australian Institute of Physics, the Institute of Physics (UK), the Institute of Nanotechnology (UK), SPIE-the International Society for Optical Engineering, Electrochemical Society, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, American Association for Advancement of Science, American Vacuum Society, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Australian Academy of Science, Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Academecian of the Asia Pacific Academy of Materials, Fellow of the Elecromagnetics Academy and Honorary Member of Materials Research Society of India, a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors, an Honorray Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy,  Indian National Academy of Engineering, an international member of the US National Academy of Engineering and an international fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering . Jagadish served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2001-2005), as an Associate Editor of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology(2003-2008) and Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology (2011-2018) and an Editor of IEEE Electron Device Letters (2008-2014). He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Physics Reviews and has served as EIC of Progress in Quantum Electronics (2016-2019),  an Editor of the Journal Semiconductor Technology and Science (2009-). He chaired many conferences (Program Chair of IEEE NANO2003, San Francisco, Co-Chair ICONN 2006, Brisbane,  ICONN 2016, Canberra, Co-Chair, IEEE NMDC 2006, 2008, General Chair, IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting, 2010, Co-Chair of Materials Research Society Fall 2012 Meeting) and served on many international professional society committees. He advises high tech industries in Australia and overseas in the field of photonics and nanotechnology and collaborated with researchers from 30+ different countries. He received Peter Baume Award (ANU's prestigious and highest award) for excellence in research and research leadership. He has also been awarded Australian Federation  Fellowship (2004-2009) and Australian Laureate Fellowship (2009-2014) by the Australian Research Council and Distinguished Professor position (since 2009) by the Australian National University. He received 2010 The Quantum Device Award from the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS). He has been awarded IEEE Photonics Society 2010 Distinguished Service Award, 2011 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Service Award, 2010 Top Supervisor Award for excellence in research student supervision by the Australian National University, Peter Baume award from the ANU, 2012 Electronics and Photonics Division award of the Electrochemical Society, Walter Boas Medal from the Australian Institute of Physics in 2013, 2015 IEEE Pioneer in Nanotechnology Award, 2015 IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award, 2016 Silver Jubilee International Award from Materials Research Society of India and 2016 Distinguished Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences President's International Fellowship Initiative. He has been appointed as Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) by the Governor General of Australia as part of 2016 Australia Day honours "For eminent service to physics and engineering, particularly in the field of nanotechnology, to education as a leading academic, researcher, author and mentor, and through executive roles with national and international scientific advisory institutions". He has received 2017 Welker Award from ISCS, 2017 IUMRS Somiya Award, 2018 AVS Nanotechnology Recognition Award, 2019 Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal from Australian Academy of Science and Golbal Leadership Award from the President of University of South Florida. 2019 W.H. (Beattie) Steel Medal from the Australian Optical Society, 2019 IEEE Education Award of Electron Devices Society, 2023 Thomas Callinan Award of the Electrochemical Society and 2023 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award from the Government of India, presented by the President of India. 

Research interests

Our research interests are based on neuroscience, neurotechnology, compound semiconductor optoelectronics, nanotechnology, photovoltaics and materials science. 

Compound Semiconductor Nanotechnology

  • Epitaxial Growth of Quantum Dots and Nanowires
  • Optical and Electronic Processes in Quantum Dots and Nanowires
  • Nano-Optoelectronics and Nano-Photonics

Compound Semiconductor Optoelectronics (III-V semiconductors)

  • Quantum Well, Quantum Dot and Nanowire Lasers
  • Quantum Well, Quantum Dot and Nanowire Infrared Photodetectors
  • Saturable Absorbers, Optical Modulators, Waveguides and Switches
  • Photonic Integrated Circuits, THz Photonics and Photonic Crystals
  • Plasmonics and Metamaterials

Compound Semiconductor Materials Science

  • Epitaxial growth of III-V semiconductors
  • Defects in semiconductors (ion implantation, plasma processing)
  • Selective Area Epitaxy, Quantum Well / Dot Intermixing

Compound Semiconductor Photovoltaics and Photocatalysis

  • Photoelectrochemical (PEC) Water Splitting for Hydrogen Generation
  • III-V Semiconductor Nanowires for Solar Cells

    Neuroscience and Neurotechnology

    Understanding how Brain works and developing Neurotechnologies
    Engineering Neuronal Networks using Semiconductor Nanowire arrays
    Neuronal Electrodes 


Authored Book:

1. H.L. Hartnagel, A.L. Dawar, A. Kumar and C. Jagadish, Semiconducting Transparent Thin Films, Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd, Bristol, UK 1995, pp.358.

Edited Books:

 1.  C. Jagadish and S.J. Pearton (Eds), Zinc Oxide Bulk, Thin films, Nanostructure: Processing, Properties and Applications, Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, 2006, pp 589.

 2.  E.H. Lee, L. Eldada, M. Razeghi and C. Jagadish (Eds),  VLSI Micro and Nanophotonics: Science, Technology, and Applications, Taylor and Francis/CRC   Press, 2011, pp. 632.

 3. S. D. Gunapala, D.R.  Rhiger and C. Jagadish (Eds), Advances in Infrared Photodetectors, Semiconductors and Semimetals Book Series, Academic Press/Elsevier, vol. 84, 2011, pp. 341.

4. J.J. Coleman, A.C. Bryce and C. Jagadish (Eds), Advances in Semiconductor Lasers, Semiconductors and Semimetals Book Series, Academic Press/Elsevier, vol. 86, 2012, pp. 500.

5. B.G. Svensson, S.J. Pearton and C. Jagadish (Eds), Oxide Semiconductors, Semiconductors and Semimetals Book Series, Academic Press/Elsevier, vol. 88, 2013, pp 384.

6. Lucia Romano, Vittorio Privitera and C. Jagadish (Eds), Defects in Semiconductors, Semiconductors and Semimetals Book Series, Academic Press/Elsevier, vol. 91, 2015, pp. 445.

7. A. Fontcuberta I Morral, S. Dayeh and C. Jagadish (Eds), Semiconductor Nanowires I: Growth and Theory, Semiconductors and Semimetals Book Series, Academic Press/Elsevier vol. 93, 2015, pp. 296.

8. S. Dayeh, A. Fontcuberta I Morral and C. Jagadish (Eds), Semiconductor Nanowires II: Properties and Applications, Semiconductors and Semimetals Book Series, Academic Press/Elsevier, vol. 94, 2016, pp. 382.

9. F. Iacopi, J. Boeckel and C. Jagadish (Eds), 2D Materials, Semiconductors and Semimetals Book Series, Academic Press/Elsevier, vol. 95, 2016, pp.358.

10. Z. Mi and C. Jagadish (Eds), Nitride Semiconductor Optoelectronics, Semiconductors and Semimetals Book Series, Academic Press/Elsevier, vol. 96, 2017, pp. 492.

11.  Z. Mi, L. Wang and C. Jagadish (Eds), Semiconductors for Photocatalysis, Semiconductors and Semimetals Book Series, Academic Press/Elsevier, vol. 97, 2017, pp. 477.  

12.  S. Mokkapati and C. Jagadish (Eds), Nanowires for Energy Applications, emiconductors and Semimetals Book Series, Academic Press/Elsevier, vol. 98, 2018, pp. 552. 

13.  S. Lourdodoss, R.T. Chen and C. Jagadish (Eds), Silicon Photonics I, emiconductors and Semimetals Book Series, Academic Press/Elsevier, vol. 99, 2018, pp. 228.

14.  S. Lourdudoss, J.E. Bowers and C. Jagadish (Eds), Future Directions in Silicon Photonics, Elsevier, 2019, pp. 442.

15.  C.Z. Tong and C. Jagadish (Eds), Nanoscale Semiconductor Lasers, Elsevier, 2019, pp. 498.